Summary: Have had this controller for at least 16 years maybe longer. It has always plugged in and worked. Have used it for flight sims and mech warriors and anything else a long term gamer can use it for and have had NO trouble with it at all. I must be a lucky one per other reviews but that's the facts. I do use windows 7 and the profiler works just fine. the only reason I do not give them the five stars is the poor software that you need to search for and download.
Summary: Played DCS and Arma 3 with it and I have to say it is pretty nice to have. Precise enough to give you great control over your aircraft, which is a good thing, though with DCS I sometimes had issues with accidentally activating the afterburner. Easily fixed with default keys but you guys might want to add a little zone on the slider that shows where the burners would activate in FSX, DCS, etc.
Excerpt: I use the 3D Pro for my Silent Wings soaring simulator on my Mac. It works very well, right out of the box! My only wishes are that it was a little more compact, with a smaller footprint, that it was simpler (less buttons) and that the grip was less form fitting. Using this joystick for soaring, I will never use the additional buttons or trigger. Also, I'd prefer a less 'fitted' grip (more like a sailplane stick). All in all, this is a very good product for the $!
Only buy if CD-software is included if no Internet
3 January 2014
Summary: downloaded LGS FOR MY Windows7 LapTop and had my 1999 TestDriveOffRoad3 program playable within mins. VERY POOR DOCUMENTATION, NO HINT OF LGS 'PROFILER' NEEDED,NO SOFTWARE INCLUDED... LogitechGamingSoftware DOWNLOAD URL HARD TO FIND ON LOGITECH.COM WEB SITE. [ http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/extreme-3d-pro?
Summary: I am very happy with my purchase of this joystick. The low cost combined with four axes of movement, a hat switch, and a dozen programmable buttons makes this a truly great stick to use on a flight or combat sim. I love the precision with which I am now able to pilot my helicopters in Arma 3; and the for Flight Simulator X, it's a truly awesome control system for those just getting into simulators.
Summary: Every year. That about covers it. Only buy new from reputable stores/sites! Great stick and much more stable than anything in its class. Button placement, triggers, (initial)accuracy, price are all very good. Really wish it was a bit more rugged. Throttle control can be a bit iffy and/or the 1st to go. The buttons usually hold up ok, but the stick gives up after a year (hopefully) of hard use.
Summary: The joystick is very good, with very precise controls and also a twist axis for rudder controls. The number of buttons is quite adequate along with a hat switch and a thumb button. The only downside is that it feels a bit plasticky.
The ordering and delivery process from Infibeam was great with the package reaching me in 2 days.
Summary: This is a very good stick for gaming, not to based on flying, not to based on shooting. So it makes it a good all round gaming stick. Some of the side buttons are a bit unresponsive, but is very easy to set up and calibrate.